ERIC Number: ED356601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Assessment, Intervention, and Program Needs of Lower Achieving and Multiply Disabled Deaf People Requiring Extended Transition Support.
Reiman, John; And Others
This paper begins with an overview of the population of adolescents and young adults with deafness. More detailed information is then provided on the characteristics of lower achieving deaf persons and those with multiple disabling conditions. School-to-community transition experiences of these groups are then discussed, with special focus on the findings of a project which gathered data on lower achieving and multiply disabled individuals with hearing loss from northwestern U.S. Relevant assessment instruments are reviewed, including the Transition Competence Battery and the rating scales from the National Independent Living Skills Project. Two promising curriculum approaches are described--job clubs and social problem solving skills. Two programs recognizing the need for extended services are also described--Lexington Center's Community Based Vocational Rehabilitation Consortium in New York City and Oregon's Connections Program. The paper concludes by highlighting critical areas for further research and development. Two tables present lists of employment skills and independent living skills. (Contains over 150 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Development, Deafness, Education Work Relationship, Evaluation Methods, Independent Living, Individual Needs, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Job Skills, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Program Development, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Adults
Department of Communicative Disorders, Research and Training Center, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb. Research and Training Center for Traditionally Underserved Persons Who Are Deaf.